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Panda Express, story by Meg Eden (MY FIRST JOB Poetry and Prose Series)

Silver Birch Press


Panda Express
by Meg Eden

The boys from Bowie order Orange Chicken and laugh at me.

Why’s a white girl working at a Chinese restaurant? they ask.

I answer, Free sample?

My Vietnamese friend told me, You are white on the outside but Asian at heart. She took her banana leaf rice cake and gave me half. This was our weekly communion.

When my shift ends, I take the chicken that has been sitting in the glass display, unfit for customers. If I don’t take it, another will throw it away. The meat’s tough and sweet in my mouth.

When I sweep the floors, my boss laughs. He says, Have you ever held a broom? He means: spoiled white girl. I’ve cleaned my father’s workshop, built our back patio with bricks and a pile of sand. But I know that all he sees are my soft hands.

He asks if…

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Goodreads Trolls getting you down? my personal story, but also a solution!

Read the Bloody Book

So, I have a self-published book, well two actually. A friend and I wrote them together, self-published them, and eagerly frequented the Goodreads page to see what people thought. To our surprise, we received mainly 5-star reviews. We weren’t expecting them, as I really don’t think our book is perfect. There is a lot I would change and I think the sequel is a huge improvement (and yeah I’m pretty proud of that improvement). But anyway, I digress…

One day while checking how our book was going I saw one review that just said something along the lines of “What a crock. These reviews are obviously paid for.” I was shocked by this, as firstly, I didn’t know that paying people for reviews was actually a thing people did, or that someone would make such a damning claim without any evidence what-so-ever, besides the fact that we self-published our book.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Submitting Work to Literary Magazines

Plots and Oaths


For me, August is go time. I’m sitting on six or so months of poems I’ve been dutifully attending to — what represent my ambitions and quandaries of the year — and as I start to feel them ring with a sense of resonant completeness, a terrible anxiety sets in: I must do something with these. The decision to publish is definitely a personal one, and I would never suggest that writing has an end in it, but publishing is certainly a key pathway toward audience, and it’s also a way that your work can become a part of something larger. For those unaccustomed to putting themselves out there and submitting to the slush pile, as we so fondly call it, the task can be daunting and even emotionally fraught. But there are perfectly good ways to go about it that will keep you organized, give you great chances at…

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MFBL Fest Interview: Meg Kuyatt

Mad For Books, Luv

Hello Luvs!

TWO more interviews after today!
Kinda sad to see this event end so soon! XD

 I am leaving a link to the past interviews this month, just click the link HERE to go to the #MFBLFest page!

I hope you all enjoy this interview! Let’s get to know Meg Kuyatt!



Meg Eden’s work has been published in various magazines, including Rattle, Drunken Boat, Poet Lore, and Gargoyle. She teaches at the University of Maryland. She has four poetry chapbooks, and her novel “Post-High School Reality Quest” is forthcoming from California Coldblood, an imprint of Rare Bird Lit.

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1- how long have you been writing? 

I started writing stories before I could actually write. My mom has these books

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Goodreads Giveaway!

Hey all! I’m doing a Goodreads giveaway for Post-High School Reality Quest! Please enter, please tell your friends and spread the word!!! Thanks!!!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Post-High School Reality Quest by Meg Eden

Post-High School Reality Quest

by Meg Eden

Giveaway ends April 29, 2017.

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Interview with Author Meg Eden

A really fun interview with Kristy, featuring my adorable cat CT :3

Kristy Centeno

Hello readers,

Today I have a fellow author as a guest on my blog. She was kind enough to answer a few questions for me. Continue reading to find out more about her. But first, here’s more about her upcoming release, Post-High School Reality Quest.

Release date is June 13th!


You can find Post-High School Reality Quest on:



Rare Bird Books

Barnes and Noble


Buffy is playing a game. However, the game is her life, and there are no instructions or cheat codes on how to win.

After graduating high school, a voice called “the text parser” emerges in Buffy’s head, narrating her life as a classic text adventure game. Buffy figures this is just a manifestation of her shy, awkward, nerdy nature—until the voice doesn’t go away, and instead begins to dominate her thoughts, telling her how to live her life. Though Buffy tries to beat…

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Love this collection!

Jennifer Givhan, Poet & Novelist

LANDSCAPE WITH HEADLESS MAMA COVER (400x608)Available from Pleiades Press.

Also available from Amazon.

Contact Jenn for a signed copy.

Landscape with Headless Mama is a poetry collection by Jennifer Givhan that explores the experiences of becoming and being a mother through the lens of dark fairy tales. Givhan describes the book as “a surreal survival guide.” A poet with strong roots in the desert southwest, Givhan incorporates fine art and folkloric influences from Latin American culture into her poetry. Drawing inspiration from Gloria Anzaldúa, Frieda Kahlo, Leonora Carrington, tattoo artists, and comic book heroes, among other sources, this is a book of intelligence, humor, deep feeling, and, above all, duende.

“Pardon me, but I’m shivering a bit at my core.  These are restless, storm-hued stanzas, revelations of our dark cravings and hapless, woefully imperfect attempts at  perfect love. Here are the dreams even our dreams won’t reveal, flaunting wild edges and endings that…

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Meg Eden ~ Editor Meg Eden’s work has been published in various magazines, including Rattle, Drunken Boat, Poet Lore, and Gargoyle. She teaches at th…

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